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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Nov 29, 2005 9:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New York Times article- Grateful Dead

Beat me to the punch Diana, just read it online myself.
You do have to wonder if this is THE official statement.

If it is it sure is a crock of sh**t!

The paid mouthpiece said quote: "The idea of a massive one-stop Web site that does not build community is not what we had in mind. Our conclusion has been that it doesn't represent Grateful Dead values."

So it was their earnest concern for 'community' that apparently led to the decision not the more obvious profit/bottomline quest we niavely assumed. Yah right.

So apparently pimping the shows for $20 a shot, you supply the disks, covers, and artwork, will better build 'community' and better represent Grateful Dead values.

I'd have had more respect for them if they had come right out and said having every show available for free was bad buisness. LAMA, unintentionally of course, provided the best 'community' most of us had since the shows stopped.

Loved your book Dave but you should be ashamed.

PS: I wish IA would reconsider hosting the streaming free advertizing shows for the band, since it is obvious you guys don't represent their values.

This post was modified by Ole Uncle John on 2005-11-29 17:55:42